A 35-year-old member asked:
What does it mean for cancer to be staged three? is that worse or better than stage 2?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 34 years experience
Worse.: The stage of a cancer is correlated with the risk of cancer spread and is determined by a number of factors unique to that type of cancer. The higher the number, the higher the risk.
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Pathology 23 years experience
Worse: Higher stage implies a larger or more widespread cancer.
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Last updated Feb 8, 2012
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